Cool Startup: Lookout (Mobile Security)

Lookout, the highly successful mobile security company started in 2007, has raised $132M. It has more than 50M users worldwide. The mobile security application comes in two flavors, business and personal edition. The mobile security app supports both iPhone and Android. The personal edition is free of charge, downloadable on iTunes/Android. The platform protects against malware, spyware, jail breaks and phising. It’s only a matter time before a larger company like IBM snaps them up. Here is a snapshot of the company Lookout.   

Company Background
  • Started: 2007
  • Raised: $132M in funding
  • Linkedin Employee Count: 200+
  • Founders: Jim Dolce, John Hering, Kevin Mahaffey and James Burgess
  • Product: Mobile Security Platform
  • Service: Protects against malware and spyware
  • 50 million users using its mobile security app
  • Target Customer: Mobile Operators, Government, Content Providers and Device Manufacturers
Platform Features
  • Advanced Threat Analysis System
  • Protects against malware, spyware, phising, and jail breaks
  • Supports iPhone and Android
  •  Comes in business and personal edition. Personal is free
  • Android: Provides safe web browsing
  • Android: Protects emails, text and Facebook
  • Android: Scans click-to-call links
  • Android: Protects privacy knowing what apps can access private information
  • Android: Alerts users when others are trying to access mobile phone
  • Remote Wipe Out if mobile device is lost or stolen